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This Week’s Festivals: Dec. 2-8, 2018

/ 05:13 AM December 02, 2018

Dec. 2 to 3: Lawig Festival

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Closing ceremonies of the town fiesta of Palompon in Leyte province.

The festival pays homage to the town’s patron saint, St. Francis Xavier, and celebrates the municipality’s history.

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Highlights of the last two days of the festivities include a street dancing competition and a beauty pageant.

Dec. 2 to 5: Palayan City’s founding anniversary

The city of Palayan in Nueva Ecija province celebrates its 53rd anniversary.

Former President Diosdado Macapagal issued Proclamation No. 495, designating Dec. 5, 1965, as the date of the formal organization of Palayan City, also known as the rice granary of the Philippines.

Activities include a job fair, community service caravan, first aid olympics, zumba fest and “larong Pinoy.”

Dec. 8: Pag-alad Festival

The town of San Fernando, Romblon province, gives thanks and praise to its patron saint, Mary Immaculate Conception, for blessings in the past year.

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Residents clad in native costumes showcase their talents in a street dancing parade.

Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research

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